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Are Hand-Me-Down Shoes Bad for Kids?

Are Hand-Me-Down Shoes Bad for Kids?

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you: hand-me-downs definitely make life a lot easier—and more affordable! After all, kids outgrow clothes, toys, strollers, and just about everything else at warp speed. Being able to reuse items from an older sibling or neighbor, or...

Top 8 Ways to Care For Capsulitis

Top 8 Ways to Care For Capsulitis

Capsulitis of the second toe might not have the same “name brand recognition” as other high-profile foot deformities like bunions or hammertoes. But this frustrating condition is more common than you might think—and if left unchecked, can cause significant pain and...

How to Catch Nail Fungus Early

How to Catch Nail Fungus Early

You likely have an image in your mind of what toenail fungus looks like. The symptoms are pretty classic: A yellowish or brownish color Thickening of the nails Jaggedness Deformation Crumbliness But what if we told you that, by the time you see these signs, the fungus...

When is it Time for New Orthotics? 4 Ways to Tell

When is it Time for New Orthotics? 4 Ways to Tell

Few pieces of technology are going to serve you forever. Just ask the VCR in your basement! Custom orthotics are built for durability, but the pair you may have now will not be able to provide you the cushioning and corrective support you need for all eternity....

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

If you or a loved one has plantar warts, there is no better time to start thinking about getting rid of them than right now! While warts are often harmless, it can take a very long time for them to disappear on their own – up to a year or even longer in many cases....

Can Nail Fungus Spread Through Nail Polish?

Can Nail Fungus Spread Through Nail Polish?

If you’ve started to notice some unsettling discoloration, thickening, or even deformation of one or more of your toenails, your first instinct might be to paint over it immediately. Maybe if all your toes are bright pink, nobody will notice the one that’s a little...

Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Your Other Toes?

Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Your Other Toes?

If you have a fungal toenail infection, the last thing you want is more of it. Even one discolored, thick, brittle, jagged, and/or misshapen toenail is already more than enough. Unfortunately, the answer to the question of whether toenail fungus to spread to other...

How to Reduce Heel Pain at Work

How to Reduce Heel Pain at Work

Heel pain at work is a huge problem for America’s workers—both before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now in the middle of it. That’s obviously true for “essential workers” who tend to be in jobs that require a lot of standing, walking, and physically demanding activity....

Common Pregnancy-Related Foot Problems

Common Pregnancy-Related Foot Problems

Pregnancy (not to mention parenthood!) means you’re going through lots and lots of changes. Changes to your body. Changes to your lifestyle. Changes to your financial priorities! We’re sure you’ve got a lot on your plate already, but in the midst of all this, don’t...

Can I Still Run with Heel Pain?

Can I Still Run with Heel Pain?

Running is more than just a mode of exercise for many people. It can be a way to break free from long days at work, a mental and spiritual pick-me-up, an ambition to continually improve, or a lifestyle shared with friends and family. It is a great activity in many...